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american cities, including pittsburgh and new york. man: new york city went to philadelphia and said, "you know, we're thinking of developing a hudson river water supply -- what do you suggest we do?" and they said, "we've had "a lot of problems on the schuylkill. "don't go to the hudson river. go to the upland and work by gravity." and that's what new york city did. they first went to the hudson highlands, but 150 years later, it went to the delaware highlands. and really diverted the water that normally went to philadelphia to new york city. i don't think they anticipated that. narrator: the majority of new york city's drinking water comes from watersheds in upstate new york. a watershed is the area of land where water from rain or snow melt drains downhill into a body of water. mountains act as a funnel to feed rivers and lakes. and in this case, reservoirs. in the new york city system, water is collected and stored in 19 reservoirs, which can hold more than a year's supply -- over 580 billion gallons of water. almost all of the system is fed by gravity, without the use of energy-consum
for tunnel inspections, they may never open again, leaving new york city without water. so they chose to keep them open. as a result, there has not been significant inspection, maintenance, or repair of the tunnels in decades. no one knows their current condition. hurwitz: currently, city tunnel 1 and city tunnel number 2 would be feeding each half of the city. so you'd lose half the city if you didn't have a replacement. narrator: without half of its water supply, the city would shut down. for nearly 40 years, new york has been in the process of constructing a solution. man: this project is water tunnel number 3. we started on this project in 1969. i'm a sandhog. i've been a sandhog for 37 years. narrator: sandhogs are the men of local 147, who work deep below the city. they began building the infrastructure of new york in 1872. from the subways to the sewers, the water tunnels to the highway tunnels, new york city thrives because of their work. ryan: you got one little hole in the ground, and nobody knows we're here. see the empire state building, right. that's 1,000 feet. so you figure, yo
them. >>> new york city officials say they plan to demolish hundreds of buildings damaged beyond repair by sandy. the building department says about 200 homes were wrecked by the storm. about 500 others are being checked to see how bad the damage is. >>> a space capsule made a rare nighttime landing in kazakhstan, bringing back three astronauts, including an american after a four-month voyage to the international space station. >>> the national oceanic and atmospheric administration says october was the 332nd month with an above average surface temperature. to put that into perspective, anyone ages 27 and below, including lindsay lohan and olympic great michael phelps, has never lived through a month that saw global temperatures dip below average. >>> and a rare sight as a massive waterspout formed off the coast of southern australia sunday. one meteorologist described it as the most well-formed and intense one that he has ever seen. >>> and now over to wall street. dow opens this week at 12,588 after gaining 45 friday. the s&p was up six. the nasdaq added 16. markets overseas also saw
never liked the politics of new york city or new york state. it was always to me dirty, and it sullied democracy as we knew it. i had to learn a lot about that with the truman story. there is a long chapter in the book. >> we are running out of time, there is so much to ask. where were you born? >> new york city. i went to public schools in new york city. i went to barnard college in manhattan, across the street from columbia. i won a fellowship to get a master's degree in columbia. i wanted to be a journalist. my history professor said, if you want to be a journalist to have to know something, so learn history. journalists do not know enough history. i thought that was good advice. i fell in love with history. i did not have any money to continue, so why was told to apply to rochester, which had fellowships. i applied and got one. i was one to be a historian. i stayed in rochester for two years. i started teaching at columbia. i fell in love with history. >> david herbert donald you met where? >> at columbia. he was one of two young professors they had just hired. i took his lecture c
new york city public schools reopened today following the damage from super storm sandy last month. 18 are still closed. gas rationing extented through friday. for many people's whose homes were damaged, insult has been added to injury. senior correspondent eric shawn explains from breezy point new york. >> amid the devastation and destruction that remains three weeks after hurricane sandy, a stinging surprise from the new york city building department. a notice, tacked to the front door, demanding the storm's victims fix their problems under penalty of law. >> the city needs to work with us, not against us. you know, to impose a fine, to threaten violations, i mean just look around. it's obviously people who have never stepped foot here, because if you saw what was going on here, you would haven't the nerve to put that on our door. >> it's called a notice of deficiency. and if there ever was an understatement, this is it. it orders homeowners to repair, and/or replace if possible and obtain all necessary building permits testimonies city says the notices are merely meant to catalog da
as well. martha: outrage in new york city as the buildings department hits shell shocked homeowners in one queens community with housing violations if you can believe that. eric shawn joins me in breezy point, queens which has been devastated. what's going on with this? >> reporter: imagine you're home is destroyed or severely damaged and you come home and there is a red sticker on your door that threatens criminal prosecution. it says you are failing to maintain the property and you are in violation of building codes. the stickers from the new york city department of building, the agency said they are meant to try to document the damage. but despite that, folks say they were shocked. >> we have no structure damage. we called the building department back down to see if they will reevaluate the structure. >> they have to rip it apart. my stuff is inside but i can't get it out. i'm stuck. >> reporter: a spokesman says the violations were issues solely to document the damage that occurred and property owners will not face any penalties as a result. some of the property owners set they wish th
to do business in new york city, yet, i believe, you are handing out a lost stuff to the victims of hurricane sandy, is that correct? >>guest: that is right. that is who we are. that is what makes up walmart. when our communities need us we spring into action and we donated $2 million worth of cash and in kind to victims of hurricane sandy, it was a horrible occurrence but when the governor cuomo and governor christie called we were there as we always are for communities across the country. >>neil: you are a diplomat, and we appreciate you being here, david tovar. middle east violence ranching -- ratcheting up, and oil prices ratcheting up. match that price. that's her "huge savings" face. yeah. don't worry, i get it all the time. [ male announcer ] we guarantee our low prices. even our black friday prices are backed by ad match. the first and only place to go this black friday. walmart. >> oil surging $2 a barrel as the rockets keep flying and air attacks buy israel keep coming. here is the latest. terrorist group hamas says it will not back down unless demands are met. israel i
to make a change that is this radical, -- new york city as i understand it file piling one project on city land to see how it works this is not one the 375 units, we are talking about four-six projects and i might say it might really help not with affordable housing but with moderate mousing and i think that is scott wieners place on this and i think it might help but i think so it will open up a whole a lot of loopholes and i think we should go slowly and so one thing that we learned during the presidential campaign is the problem of math and so one thing that i would like to propose propose to you is the mathematical campaign so you divide in a by 30 days and what that comes out to is $50 a night i. simple math. if you think about that,that is pretty cheap per night and now imagine for a moment, here we go. so $1,500 a month works out to $50 a night and let's say that you charge $99 a night it's a teen hundred dollars and then 4,000 a month. and so now, you are holding one of these buildings and trying to figure out what do to satisfy your investors there will be a tremendous incentiv
in or leaving new york city and i had the book and had martinis and we read the book together and you loved one line "female criminals can be unwidely uncunning" and we had that conversation about why airportings never have clocks and after that i saw you two times and more sorrow and the first is when you family were in the gold country and i met you there before we went back to our house. although it was summer rain pored all day long. the pewter sky was inseparable from the horizon and you my brother and by that time were also becoming inseparable from the horizons of your illness and the line between you it and were blurring. it was during that first visit i understood that you would die and not eventually but sooner than that you. you were in a wheel care and -- chair and we waited while abbey and the boys got the care. it's the first time we were alone together. as the rain drummed i turned to you and saw that you were crying, crying silently not moving and i reflected then how curious it was before i never seen a person cry in this alarming manner silently and letsing the tears
to huckabee from the knocks news studios in new york city. from the time i first visited israel in 1973, i believed that israel is a nation of miracles, a miracle they were able to establish itself on the ground that god gave it 4,000 years before and from which it's been dispersed 2000 years ago. it's returned home despite withothe pain and bloodshed. it's been pursued and threatened since. and stands because of the sacrifice of its people and because of what can only be described as divine providence. when it's been attacked and by bigger and more prosperous nation, it's not only secured stunning military victories, but ended up with more land than that which closely resembles to the biblical deed of trust. its enemies demand that the land be given back, but when israel has attempted to give land for peace, it gave land, but failed to obtain peace. when it gave up any claim to gaza and actually forcibly removed its own jewish people from there, it was supposed to be for peace. it instead gave terrorist groups like hamas a beachhead to spread violence within just a few hundred yards of wh
say welcome to all of you. welcome from the fox news studios in new york city. from the time i first visited israel in 1973, i believe israel is a nation of miracles. it a miracle israel was able to reestablish itself on the ground god gave it 4,000 years before, from which dispersed 2,000 years ago. home without odds not without pain and bloodshed reestablished as the home for the jewish people that barely survived the holocaust has been pursued and threatened ever since it stands because of the sacrifice of its people what only can be described as divine providence. when it has been tacked it has not only secured stunning military victories but has ended up with more land more closely resembles the biblical deed of trust. end highs -- enemies demand the land be given back. when israel attempt today to give land for peace it gave land but failed to obtain peace. when it gave up any claim to gaza and forcibly removed its own people from there, it was supposed to be for peace. it instead gave terrorist groups like hamas a beachhead to spread violence within a few hundred yards of wher
. jenna: the fbi joining the manhunt in new york city for a possible serial killer or killers. the connection all three victims have and why the police say they now need the public's help. also new developments in that horrible veteran's day tragedy in west texas last week. four members of our military killed when a train collided with their parade float. what investigators are doing today that will hopefully provide some answers. begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. could've had a v8. jon: new amateur video just into the fox newsroom of rockets being fired from gaza strip a into southern israel. 1900 of them to this point so far this year we are told. israeli citizens have been told to stay within 15 seconds, 15 seconds of some kind of a bomb shelter, or safe place. this is a daily occurrence, and the heightened number of these things that have been
for this time of year. it is a high in new york city. issues on the snowfall in the higher elevations. we don't have good news for any one doing any traveling. we are not real mriktsing i am ka pact from the system. big airport hubs jfk, they are looking good. it is right off the coast of north carolina that could cause conditions off the coast. we have one frontal system across the plains for showers but not a big deal grab the umbrella. >> looks good. weather we can be thankful for. >> thank you maria. >> time right now 10 after the hour. still to come is another e-mail scandal brewing in washington. it could involve the head of the epa. why law americas want to know if she is using a private e-mail account. >> the fcc bringing computers containing information about how to shouut down wall street to a tax convention. only problem is the convention it was for hackers. you can't make this stuff up. wow. it's a great hd tv... shhh. don't speak. i'll just leave you two alone. [ male announcer ] black friday's back. savings start thursday at 8 pm. more electronics start at 10 pm. the first and o
. >>> next, the amazing story behind the sale of a $54 million new york city apartment. yes, one apartment. $54 million. >>> and there are two things it doesn't do much good to watch on your dvr. live stock market coverage and also sports coverage. that's why two of the biggest names in media, sports and entertainment, may be about to do a deal. julia. >>> i'm julia boorstin. rupert murdoch and news corp. making a play for the new york yankees cable network. that's not all though. there's a bigger plan in the works. i'm tell you what it is next on "power lunch." >>> if congress fails to save the u.s. economy from the fiscal cliff, the epa will face a budget cut of over $716 million in 2013 which is $105 million less than the agency's current 2012 level. ♪ [ female announcer ] today, it's not just about who lives in the white house, it's about who lives in the yellow house, the green, and the apartment house, too. today we not only honor the oval office, but we honor the cubicle, and the home office as well. because today it's about all of us. and no matter who you are, you're the command
the continued airstrike. and new developments in the search for possible new york city serial killer. the fbi and n.y.p.d. now looking for four potential witnesses after they respond on surveillance cameras around the area. the three victims were all middle eastern shopkeepers. those are your headlines. back to lori and melissa. melissa: president obama may not want anything to do with simpson-bowles, but some members of congress do. charlie gasparino on the behind the scenes effort played by the debt reduction partner covert the dreaded fiscal cliff. >> we should point out that they're meeting with legislative groups to craft a potential deal. going to numbers of congress to say here is what we think you should do, here is how it should work. here's the problem, this deal, whatever is being done here is basically being held by fairly y tightly by the leadership. republicans, nancy pelosi and reid on the democrat side. very little involvement with anybody else. that is the one thing that bowles and simpson have. obviously they know people in the leadership, so it is unclear exactly how much i
to be bull dozed to the ground. city of new york is bull dozing homes that are too damage to standment >> we have more strture damage and call the building department to come and reevaluate the structure. >> they have to rip it apart and i can't get it on out. so, i am stuck. >> the city is struggling to find homeowners lifing with family and friends and tell them about the demolition plan. brian, call your neighbors. walmart warning workers not to walk out on giant friday. they filed a complaint of the union of illegally organized strikes. workers demonstrated last week complaining of low wamings and high health care costs. they typeset to protest through black friday. walmart said there will be plenty of atf that day. fans have spoken. >> the american music award goes to. justin bieber. >> that's right. the bieb won top awart artist of the year and pop album and male artist. ♪ and check out carrie underwood blowing out with two black cadillacs. biggest surprise came in the end of the night. it is gangnam style. ♪ ♪ mc hammer and gangnam style. they thought it couldn't be done. they j
saying rebuilding is, quote, a national responsibility. >>> and in new york, city officials plan to demolish about 200 homes severely damaged by sandy. in some cases, the danger of collapse is so great, they'll be bulldozed before the owners are notified. another 500 homes are being inspected and could be torn down as well. >>> most of the country is expecting a mild week which clears the way for a pretty smooth thanksgiving getaway. but that is definitely not the case in the northwest. a major storm is washing out holiday travel plans in that part of the country. seattle, portland and northern california have already been swamped by some pretty heavy downpours. and now they're bracing for a foot of rain, some gusty winds and on top of that, up to 30 inches of snow in the cascades. >>> time now for the weather from across the nation. dry and pleasant to the south of that western storm. milder than normal in the midwest with showers around the twin cities, duluth and davenport. showers in the carolinas, blustery with surf advisory in florida. >> 70s from miami to dallas. 50s from
as a boy and promises residents that the federal government will not abandon them. >>> new york city officials say they plan to demolish hundreds of buildings damaged beyond repair by sandy. the building department says about 200 homes were wrecked by the storm. about 500 others are being checked to see how bad the damage is. >>> a space capsule made a rare nighttime landing in kazakhstan, bringing back three astronauts, including an american after a four-month voyage to the international space station. >>> the national oceanic and atmospheric administration says october was the 332nd month with an above average surface temperature. to put that into perspective, anyone ages 27 and below, including lindsay lohan and olympic great michael phelps, has never lived through a month that saw global temperatures dip below average. >>> and a rare sight as a massive waterspout formed off the coast of southern australia sunday. one meteorologist described it as the most well-formed and intense one that he has ever seen. >>> and now here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled poli
of the family. it's a wonderful place. i just want to remind people that in central park in new york city, itbnpic¢Ñ a restaurant, is called tavern on the green. it hasn't made central park into some sort of ugly slum. thank you. >> supervisor farrell: thank you. next speaker, come on up. >> my name's bill bowles, i've lived in san francisco for 10 years and known the mcnifns for maybe 20 years. i agree with the previous speaker here. you know, there's only one beach chalet. there's only one cliffhouse. there's only one ferry building, and one warming hut. it's important that those places are run well. and they are. and they're not a place with -- the beach chalet is not a place with drunks roaming around late at night. it's actually a great san francisco icon. the ferry building as well. and with this degaussing station there's opportunity to make that place, which is currently empty, a new spot for locals and for tourists to gravitate to. and the mcnifns are an amazing family, and they are great restaurant owners. i've seen three different restaurants that they have owned, all with differe
in new york city that is undergoing significant development. so, i have all of the same concerns in the area where i live and i take them very seriously and so do we all. but we are trying to create a situation that will alleviate those fears and concerns and at the same time provide economic development and job growth for the neighborhood for the city and the region. we're focused on making this a place where families and other people of the neighborhood and the city can enjoy themselves. and the space that is today a surface parking lot of about three acres in a degrading concrete pier. this is something we all feel we can only improve the quality of life, the property and social values of the neighborhood as we take the concerns of those nearby to heart. thank you very much. >> thank you, mr. dikers. i actually just had a couple of comments, more comments than questions. i just want to express -- by the way, thank you so much for the presentation. the design is beautiful, and i thank the comments and feedback that we got. there is general consensus that it was presented to the
with andrea tantaros, bob beckel, eric bolling, greg gutfeld. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> dana: we begin tonight with breaking news overseas. sixth straight day of fight in the middle east, israel continues to defend itself bombing new targets in the gaza strip. terrorists launched more than 1,000 rockets in to israel since last wednesday. president obama has been working with world leaders to diffuse the crisis. fox's david lee miller is live in southern israel with the latest on the conflict. david? >> reporter: at this hour, top ministry in israel are meeting behind closed doors to discuss a post-cease-fire agreement. as they continue to talk, the bloodshed continues. in the past if hours, israel continued to attack sites in gazsites ingaza. in total they targeted 1400 sites. among them, a stadium, a sports stadium where the israelis said hamas militants were launching rockets to israel. among the other targets, the media center where they say the militants were using communications facilities to get in touch with people on the ground. in total, more than 1
opened a 20,000-square-foot shelter for displaced pets in new york made possible by the generosity of celebrity chef rachael ray. >> she provided $500,000 donation so we could care for the displaced pets of new york city following the aftermath of hurricane sandy. and we're very gracious. >> reporter: more than 300 animals have been rescued by aspca responders, and along with distributing pet supplies and operating mobile clinics, the aspca has helped nearly 16,000 animals in the sandy affected areas. >> i don't want to leave my dog in a cold apartment. so i am basically bring him here, where he could be taken care of. he is just like my child. >> the goal is to provide the people who have been displaced by hurricane sandy an opportunity to bring their pets in, board them for up to 30 days, and really just focus on getting their lives back together. >> reporter: proving in the aftermath of devastation, our furry friends are never forgotten. bazi kanani, abc news, new york. >> one of the silver linings they say, some of the animals had not been to a vet ever before, or it had been a
what caused that blast. >>> one sign of progress in storm ravaged new york city, the brooklyn battery tunnel officially known as the hugh l. carey tunnel, it reopened today. cars are allowed. trucks are still banned. the tunnel seen here a couple of weeks back was shut down due to flooding from superstorm sandy. traffic that is usually bad in that area was made even worse following the tunnel closure. >>> and stocks are rallying on wall street on the first day of trading this holiday week. helping send them higher to better than expected reports on housing. those gains could be tempered by the spiraling violence in the middle east and what it means for oil prices. maribel auber joins us live from new york. what's go on? >> major averages surged out of the starting gate and never looked back. the dow is up by 168 points now. that's mainly thanks to optimism that fiscal cliff talks are progressing. wall street has been expecting a deal to come at the very last minute. so, deb, it is great news that things seem to be moving along faster than expected. also in focus today, existing home s
a significant experience in the public and private sector and lives in new york city. host: how about a question or comment on the budget talks in the fiscal cliff? caller: i would like to talk about that. >> when you speak we need to broaden the tax base and you want to ask the poor people, because at this country that is in poverty or close to party, and you want them to not only pay a payroll tax and you want that to go away, but you don't want the rich to basically -- you want to keep their tax cuts but you want to add an income tax on top of their payroll tax for the port, how do you justify that? guest: first of all, what i said was a majority of americans pay more in payroll taxes and income taxes. the poverty rate in the united states is 15.9%. 46.4% of americans don't pay income taxes. obviously, if you are near poor, you could argue he should not have to pay income taxes. i don't know what the right amount is, somewhere between 15.9% and 46.4%, but i think it is a lot closer to 15.9%. i believe, and as i said before, that we need to increase the effective tax rate of individuals who ar
demands overseas. >>> and new york city has been forced to extend gas rationing for yet another week. some 30% of the city's gas stations remain closed, three weeks after hurricane sandy roared ashore. >>> and finally an image going viral this morning. take a look. what became the end of a road for a police officer with his van in germany. he was chasing alleged bike thieves when he drove straight into a stretch of newly laid cement. that van, as you can see, came to a sudden and rather complete stop. they eventually did have to bring in a tow truck to get it out. the good news, however, other officers caught up with the bike thieves. it ended well. and, thus, rather hilariously. >> so they pulled it out before the cement hardened. >> yes. >> thank you, josh. >>> the latest now on the sex scandal that cost cia director david petraeus his job. as he plots his next career move, we're also hearing from sources closest to his mistress and protege paula broadwell. abc's pierre thomas brings us those details from washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, george. family friend
notice attached to the front door that was a surprise from the new york city building department. look at damage at this house. the waves knocked it off its foundation. it floated to the building next door and hit this house. imagine this is your home, then you come home and see this attached to your front door. a notice of deficiency and says you are notified there is a deficiency at this address and you are ordered to remedy the deficiency. the folks here just can't believe it. >> i think the city needs to work with us, not against us. to impose a fine and threaten violations. look around. people who obviously never stepped foot here. if you saw what was going on here you wouldn't have the nerve to put that on our door. >> reporter: the city says the violations were issued simply to document the damage that was done. take a look at this. despite all the hardships, old glory still dropped up between two krindser blocks. -- between two cinder blocks. and some are getting their water back. megyn: a shocking story of how far our kids are going to chase image of the perfect body. why ster
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in new york city.]xá+ the odd/even system was put in blase last month. mayor bloomberg imposed the system due to long lines. he says he doesn't want to risk extreme lines again so he's extending the gas rationing through friday many >>> this morning hostess will begin liquidating the company. the popular snack foods are expected to survive. hostess lawyers will be in bankruptcy court in new york to ask for permission to begin selling off the company. experts believe another company will buy the ding-dong, ho-ho and twinkies portion of tess. the company decide today liquidate rather than restructure after striking workers refused a contract offer. >>> breaking news news we brought you 30 minutes ago. top silicon valley ceo retiring. >> pizza hut hope customers will stuff themselves the day before they stuff themselves with turkey. >> let's check in with jane king live at the new york stock exchange and find out more. >> good morning. i think actually wednesday night is the biggest pizza night of the year. we'll have that story coming up. higher start here optimism somehow president obama a
. rirchlg in the days after sandy slammed new york city, two pastors serving the mained near the transformer explosion at a coned plant in lower manhattan quickly mobilized using social media to help with hurricane relief. with their neighborhood back on its feet, the past ors continue to mobilize volunteers and donations that keep coming to serve the city's hardest hit areas. >> so what you're doing today, you are the hands of god. >> harley riding pastor rick del-rio who works with at risk communitieses he is touched by all of the help. >> what we saw was that the good of people responded. it was one of those times like after 9/11 where everybody came together to help one another. >> for the areas where the storm never ends and where frustration is high, pastor guy waskell from trinity church says to keep the faith. >> he would try to see -- that's part of the reason why it's so important to me to do my job and to steward these resources it other people because there's still people stuck in the 23rd floor of high-rise buildings and no one is coming to them. >> pastor sharon at hope nyc chu
friday. walmart. >>shepard: residents of a storm ravaged neighborhood in new york city got home to the damaged homes to find violation notices on their properties. 100 homes in the working and middle class neighborhood of breezy point in queens totally publicked to the ground during the super storm sandy and some residents say they got back to survey the damage they found notices that said they were required to row pair the homes or face prosecution but the city says this is a big misunderstandsing. what is this all about from the city? >>reporter: well, in breezy point. imagine your house destroyed, you cannot live in it, it will be torn down but someone from the city tacked a notice on the door telling yous you have to clone it up yourself. this is called a "notice of deficiency" ordering the victims to replace the damage under penalty of law. with all the devastation they are asking, how do they do that? >> the city needs to work with us not against us. to impose a fine to threaten violations? look around, it is obviously people who have never stepped foot here. if you saw wh
that they are putting forward. >> all right to the cover now, new york city mayor michael bloomberg. you interviewed him. what did you select that made him stand out? >> well, it is a kind of lifetime achievement award for mayor bloomberg, but the specific thing this year was the pursuit of the soda ban and the ban on sugary drinks served in containers more than 60 ounces in size. and he has been widely mocked and "the new york times" polling has shown that the idea has been rejected by every demographic group in the scity and every political persuasion, but he is sticking to his guns, and what is interesting is that he has already changed the national debate on this subject. the reason he is doing it is obvio obviously to try to do something about the obesity epidemic that he says is on the way to bankrupt iing the health care system. >> and another one on the list, and let's look at one of the women on the list who dared to tape herself driving in saudi arabia where it is illegal and later posting it on youtube. >> yes, richard, think about it, this is a 32-year-old i.t. worker in saudi arabia, a coun
, but springfield was a city where people who couldn't get a job in boston, couldn't get a job in new york would come to springfield, a city of about 170,000. and everybody was either irish, italian or they were french- canadian. and it was important to them to know where you came from. i said, well, i came from senegal valley. what? [laughter] but that was an education, just being in springfield. and this country is, it's about the, it is the great meeting place of people from all over the world. and somehow they get here, and they're free. it's -- and once, well, it's a fantastic accomplishment. i started to say america's a wonderful country, but it's -- [inaudible] >> there are some, of course, they probably don't know what they're talking about, but there are some that criticize some of your books that some of the characters are one-dimensional or simplistic or play to stereotypes. >> i think that with pride. so would dickens. [laughter] try to find some complicateed side of the great lawyer in -- [inaudible] i'll send you a postcard, the name are come to me. the name will come to me. i brus
-up call and right now in new york city, the debate is over how much to increase fares in public transit and they -- the metrotransity authority wants to increase the price of riding a subway and the price of riding trains quite a bit, and so how does this make sense? we're supposedly having a wake-up call and we're making it harder for people to use public transit and that's because we don't have the resources that we need. >> you've been out on the devastation, why? >> i'm writing a book and the documentary to go with it and we were filming in the rockaways in staten island and in red hook, and also in the relief hubs where you just see a tremendous number of volunteers organized by occupy wall street. they call it occupy sandy. >> really? >> what i found is that the generosity is tremendous. i saw a friend last night and i asked her whether she'd been involved in the hurricane relief. they have my car, i hope they get it back. if you see it, tell me. people are tremendous. so one of the things that you find out in a disaster is you really do need a public sector. it's really important
the search for a second missing worker. >>> new york city officials say they will demolish hundreds of buildings damaged beyond repair because of hurricane sandy. buildings in imminent collapse will be take n down first. >>> and vice president joe biden visited the area, and he vowed that the federal government will stay as long as help is needed. >>> and the hostess, the makers of twinkies and other iconic brands could likely sell their brand to another company. >> and prince charles is likely to pay the butler for a bullying suit, because he says he was threatened by colleagues while working at the country estate. >>> and craig met with hundreds of servicemen and gave a screening of the new bond movie "skyfall." >> and the latest twilight movie has raked in the more money than its predecessors. >>> and brad keselowski is the new champ of nascar. he won the first sprint cup sunday and also the first title for team owner roger penske, and now he is going to talk with us tomorrow about the championship win to get brad into the winner's seat. ♪ i can't drive 55 every time. 2% on gro
was provided by the following: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. dns-- jeff bezos is here, the c.e.o. of amazon.com. he founded the company in 1994 out of his garage as an on-line bookseller. today it is a 100 billion dollar empire and the world's largest e-commerce retailer. this week fortune named him as 2012 businessperson of the year. the magazine writes that he is the ultimate disrupter. bezos has upended the book industry and displaced electronic merchants. now amazon is pushing into everything from couture retailing and feet film productions to i pad worthy manufacturing. i'm pleased to have him back at this table. welcome and congratulation this very nice. >> thanks, charlry, it is great to be here. >> rose: tell me where amazon is and where it's going. >> well, you know, we've been at it for 18 years now. and the happiest thing i can tell su we're still having fun. so it is a big team of people working hard. we have an unusual business approach in some ways. we're not competitor-obsessed, we're customer obsessed. we
developer tishman speyer defaulted on the huge $5.4-billion stuyvesant town apartment complex in new york city when its value fell by nearly half, making it one of the biggest walk-aways in real estate history. it's a trend the banks fear could catch on with average homeowners. no bank we contacted would talk publicly about strategic defaults, but all indicated they'd be unwilling in most cases to help underwater homeowners who can afford to keep up their payments. and commissioner stevens agrees with the banks. >> to simply allow anybody who just decides they don't want their home anymore, who signed a contract to purchase a home, to walk away and get some sort of write-off with a program backed by the administration or a financial institution creates a whole new set of standards that will live with us for years to come. the question is, who pays that bill? >> for now, that bill is being paid by people like businessman tom hansen of scottsdale, arizona. he bought his dream house on gold dust avenue five years ago. much of the gold has evaporated, and he is left with a pile of dust. >> i
significant experience in the public sector and the private sector and he lives in new york city. >> host: how about a question or comment on these budget talks? >> guest: yes i would like to talk about that if you don't mind. when you speak that we need to broaden the tax base and you want to ask the poor people that are now close to poverty you want them to not only paid payroll tax and you want that to go away that you don't want the rich to basically -- you want to keep their tax cuts but you want to add an income tax on top of their payroll tax to the poor how do you justify that? >> guest: first i didn't say what you just said. what i said is a majority of americans pay more in payroll taxes and income taxes. the poverty rate in the united states is 15.9% triet 46.4% of americans don't pay income taxes you shouldn't have to the income taxes i don't know the right percentages that is for the officials to decide. it's between 15.9 to 46.4 but i think it's a lot closer to 15.90 and 46.4. under a more progressive tax system i believe as i said before that we need to increase effective tax ra
out here as we head into your tuesday and wednesday. travel for wednesday, nice weather for new york city, chicago. seattle, more rain. dagen: thank you. maria, great to see you. so more good news for the thanksgiving holiday traveler. gas prices continue a downward trend. the national average is now $3.41 a gallon. down from $3.69 a month ago. but it is up from one year ago. aaa says that 40 million people will travel by car this thanksgiving. god bless you. it is not really the travel, it is who you are with once you get there. americans are racking up more debt than ever. the credit reporting agency trans union find the average credit card debt per borrower or almost 5%. that is under $5000 in debt per borrower. the analysis also reveals that americans are less diligent about making credit card payments on time. get back off the ledge, people. step off. twinkies will survive. or they are expected to. hostess is in bankruptcy court today. twinkies alone brought in $68 million in revenue so far this year. another company will likely step in to save the twinkie. not so sure about the
light running incidents have dropped near or around 80%. >> reporter: new york city firefighter tom buttaro knows all about it. he received a ticket after a camera caught his wife going through a red light. >> the light was 3.9 seconds when my wife went through the intersection. i did research and the proper time is 5.4 seconds. a second and a half shorter than it's supposed to be. >> reporter: on a road with a 55 miles per hour speed limit, that didn't give her enough time to stop. buttaro said he's begun to wonder what the motive behind the red light cameras is. >> unfortunately the farther i look into it, the less >>> it's believed more than half of people who see somebody else yawn will start yawning themselves within the next few minutes. charlie's yawning now. scientists are going to the dogs. that's right. to explain what happens and why it happens. that's next on "cbs this morning." tell me that i did a good job. tell me we'll always be together. ♪ tell me i've still got it. that our traditions matter. tell me you love me for who i am. that you can't wait to be home. tell
right here in new york city, so we really hope you'll pitch in and take part this year. >> we should mention one of our most generous partners is the direct selling association. amy robinson is here along with her two little helpers, kaitlin and a.j. good morning to all of you. nice to see you. >> good morning. >> you've been so generous in the past. what are you doing this year? >> happy to be here for the ninth year with $17 million in donations, and it's great to be here and give back. >> many of the direct sellers who work for you is moms and this is important message to make sure that kids have a gift at christmas. >> it really is just in moms' nature to help out and give back. we're really proud of everyone. >> did a great job, everyone. perfect job. happy holidays to you all. >> thank you. >> the ninth time. >> when we come back, the legendary tony bennett is here. he'll talk about "the zen of bennett" and we have flo rida in concert on the stage behind us, but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> we're back at 8:349 with one of our favorites, tony bennett. he's won 17 grammy aw
's three weeks after the storm hit. >>> meanwhile, new york city commuters have something to be thankful for this morning. for the first time since hurricane sandy both tubes of new york's brooklyn battery tunnel are open for business this morning. the hugh carrie tunnel got flooded out by the storm surge of hurricane sandy. on a normal workday the tunnel carries 50,000 cars. >>> the federal investigators in midland, texas, say there's no sign of any kind of mechanical malfunction from last week's deadly train crash that killed the four veterans. the national transportation safety board says the alarm system and gates were working properly when a truck carrying a trailer full of veterans and their wives entered the railroad crossing eight seconds after the lights and bells activated. the 84-car train slammed into the trailer at 62 miles an hour. >>> things are not looking so good for florida congressman allen west, tea party favorite. it shows him trailing patrick murphy by 2,000 votes. that's in florida's 18th congressional district. >>> louisiana's republican governor bobby jindal slam
. >>> a string of murders in new york city all tied to the same weapon. the victims sharing many of the same characteristics. now, police are trying to determine whether it's coincidence or something much more sinister. our mary snow is joining us with the details. pa ri? >> well, joe, police are stopping short of calling this a serial killer but not ruling it out and gone to the fbi with help of a profiler to track a murderer who committed three murders within miles of each other. is the murder of another brooklyn store owner the work of a serial killer? that's because ballistic tests showed the same .22-caliber gun used in the murder of three store owners. first victim, 65 years old killed in july. in august, another shop owner gunned down inside the store. here at the scene the police found the body inside the store friday night. they say he was shot three times in the head and torso. in this case, as in the two others, law enforcement sources say each body was covered with clothes or merchandise. police are not ruling out a potential hate crime. two of the victims they described as jewis
degrees expected in new york city for a high temperature. 54 degrees in d.c. and 66 degrees, in atlanta. i think maybe more disturbing we're seeing m.c. hammer do that gangnam style. but the parachute pants are back. >> i'd love to see a picture of you in your parachute pants. >> you know you wore them, rob. >> absolutely. >> oh, yeah. >> did i see you in a formula one car recently? >> yeah, yeah. austin had the first formula one race in like five years and i got to take a test ride around that track a couple weeks ago. >> looking right at home. >> all right, rob, thanks so much. >> first, president obama may not be impressed but she is. the story behind this white house photo, and that face. [ lane ] your anti-wrinkle cream is gone... but what about your wrinkles? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. wanted to provide better employee benefits while balancing the company's bottom line, their very first word was... [ to the tune of "lullaby and good night" ] ♪ af-lac ♪ aflac [ male announ
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